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Difficult to Detect Damages in Water Damaged Businesses

11/30/2016 (Permalink)

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How Difficult Is It to Detect Water Damage on Business Properties?

When water damage hits a retail store, it can, in some cases, seem light enough to allow doors to remain open without a restoration process. The drive to make this decision is understandable, as the expenses of a restoration can be enough to close doors in up to half of all commercial damage cases. However, waiting for restorations when they needed can multiply costs sky-high, and it's best to at least request advice and a quote about potential damages, even if you aren't sure if they're serious. Here are some more serious types of water damage that you may miss before calling SERVPRO.


Many cases of commercial water damage in Titusville involve the cleanup and removal of strong odors. While these may be apparent immediately after the damage has been inflicted, some odors may take days or even weeks to become noticeable. In these slow-developing cases, the smells may also be key indicators of more disastrous and long-term damages, such as mold growth or metal oxidation. Advanced sensors and detectors like those used by SERVPRO can help to identify these odors even if they are too minute for you to notice.

Mold and Fungi

Mold is a slow but costly type of damage, usually growing in the shadows or in tight fits. Once mold has taken root, it is costly to remove, which is one of the key reasons why a rapid response to water damage is essential in mitigating further costs. In addition to mold, other fungi including mushrooms can also begin to grow out of sight, releasing odors and potentially causing damage to whatever they grow on.

Rotting Material

Some materials, including wood and some types of metal, will begin to rot or dissolve if exposed to water for a long enough time. Over months or years without treatment, this could lead to critical failure in your company's structure.


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SERVPRO of New Smyrna Beach-Titusville knows how to spot these damages early on, possible with our years of expertise and top-of-the-line equipment. Call us at (321) 264-0205 to request help in your water damaged business.

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